Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Take a trip back in linux history,

Actually I was researching ftpmail. Huh? Yes, before the WWW, email was the way you sent and received files. In some places you can still do that such  as:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/ftpmail_using.php Anyway, in pulling directories, I found the ibiblio page with all the old distros. So you want to see what some of the earliest versions of linux were like? Go to: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/distributions/


Early Debian came on three floppies!?! First you used the boot disk.



Start of a Debian install.



One thing to note is that back then IDE (aka pata drives) were not widely supported yet. You had to use scsi drives.

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